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US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
This activity has been designed to help students understand a variety of concepts related to water use, efficiency, and students' own impacts on their watershed. It is intended for use both in the classroom and at home. The first concept covered in this exercise is, "What is a watershed?" Ideally this concept will be conveyed in the context of the…
Descriptors: Water, Scientific Concepts, Elementary School Students, Wastes
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
Acid rain is a complex environmental problem which affects the United States and many other countries around the world. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 to address environmental issues, such as acid rain. Through its programs, EPA works to protect human health and the environment in the United States…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Scientific Concepts, Program Descriptions, Information Dissemination
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
The SunWise Program is designed to help meteorologists raise sun safety awareness by addressing the science of the sun, the risk of overexposure to its ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and what students and their families can do to protect themselves from overexposure. This Tool Kit has been designed for use all over the United States and its…
Descriptors: Safety, Learning Processes, Health Promotion, Elementary School Students
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2001
Mercury is a naturally occurring and widely used element that can cause health and ecological problems when released to the environment through human activities. Though a national and even international issue, the health and environmental impacts of mercury are best understood when studied at the local level. "Mercury: An Educator's Toolkit"…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Mineralogy, Teaching Guides